Welcome & Acknowledgements

Dear Friends,

Welcome to the “Asian Business Dialogue on Corporate Governance 2021”, our fifth conference in Hong Kong since 2001. In a first for ACGA, this will be a hybrid event that will be webcast live from Hong Kong in front of a live audience on 17 November 2021 and with two follow-on webinar workshops on 24 November and 1 December. With the different components of ESG becoming increasingly important for companies and investors, this year’s conference will explore the theme “Making connections between Governance and ESG in Asia”. We have designed the programme to allow for a deeper analysis of the “G” in ESG and the critical role that governance plays in the sustainability and climate change agenda. We very much hope you enjoy the event.

We would like to thank the following companies for their continuing and generous support of the “Asian Business Dialogue”:

Secondly, sincere thanks to all our speakers for giving of their time to be with us and for sharing their knowledge and expertise. In keeping with our policy of ensuring our programme is as fresh as possible, the majority of speakers this year are new to the “Asian Business Dialogue”. They come from a range of markets in the region and outside, and an equally broad range of sectors. In contrast to our last conference in Hong Kong in November 2020, speakers today will be joining both live and virtually.

A big thank you to the ACGA Council for assisting with conference programme design and to my hardworking colleagues in the ACGA Secretariat for putting on another excellent event. Special thanks to Irina Medukha, Jane Moir, Julia Mart, Mikky Li, Ida Chan, Edwin Chiu, Nana Li, Vivian Yau and Stephanie Lin for their dedicated administrative, logistical and programme support.

Finally, many thanks to our delegates for supporting the “Asian Business Dialogue” and participating in the discussions.

We wish you all a very enjoyable conference.

Jamie Allen